Substance abusers who have overcome denial and admit to their problem want to quit. They acknowledge the negative effects that their susbtance abuse has had on their lives and they are seeking a way out. There are a number of treatments and self help remedies available to those who are looking to end their substance abuse problem, and choosing between the various methods can be confusing. The one that statistically demonstrates the most success is residential rehabilitation, for a few important reasons.
The primary reason for this is obvious. The person has been physically separated from the substance they abuse. This is the most valuable and straightforward aspect of residential rehabilitation. Nowhere else can a person receive totally secure protection from the susbtance they are abusing. In a residential rehab center, the doors are locked around the clock, staff monitors clients closely at all hours of the day and night, and incoming guests or deliveries are carefully screened to ensure that no trace of a harmful substance enters the facility where clients can access it. This ensures that the client’s recovery from substance abuse is not compromised.
When clients work there way through a residential rehabilitation program, they receive new psychological tools and resources to help their recovery be successful. Underlying psychological causes of substance abuse are explored and dealt with in a way the substance abuser has probably never experienced before. They are lead in mental health and wellness sessions, counseling appointments and workbook exercises in order to receive cognitive behavioral methods of coping without substance abuse.
And lastly, clients in residential rehabilitation receive a new biochemistry through diet, exercise and medication. The goal of rehabilitation is not only to strengthen the client’s minds, but also to strengthen them physically through detoxification, healthy eating and beneficial exercise. Most people come into rehab with unhealthy bodies but leave with a much cleaner bill of health.